Using human rights for sexual and reproductive health: improving legal and regulatory frameworks

Cottingham, Jane; Kismodi, Eszter; Hilber, Adriane Martin; Lincetto, Ornella; Stahlhofer, Marcus; Gruskin, Sofia (2010). Using human rights for sexual and reproductive health: improving legal and regulatory frameworks. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(7), pp. 551-555. Genève: World Health Organization 10.2471/BLT.09.063412

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This paper describes the development of a tool that uses human rights concepts and methods to improve relevant laws, regulations and policies related to sexual and reproductive health. This tool aims to improve awareness and understanding of States' human rights obligations. It includes a method for systematically examining the status of vulnerable groups, involving non-health sectors, fostering a genuine process of civil society participation and developing recommendations to address regulatory and policy barriers to sexual and reproductive health with a clear assignment of responsibility. Strong leadership from the ministry of health, with support from the World Health Organization or other international partners, and the serious engagement of all involved in this process can strengthen the links between human rights and sexual and reproductive health, and contribute to national achievement of the highest attainable standard of health.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Martin Hilber, Adriane

ISSN:

0042-9686

Publisher:

World Health Organization

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 19:02

Publisher DOI:

10.2471/BLT.09.063412

PubMed ID:

20616975

Web of Science ID:

000280419100013

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.1445

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1445 (FactScience: 203091)

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